Mastercard today announced the appointment of Jennifer Erickson as executive vice president, Global Communications, effective September 23. She will lead corporate, internal, external and digital communications, reporting to Raja Rajamannar, the company’s chief marketing and communications officer and president, Healthcare.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Jennifer’s caliber join our team to lead the global communications function,” Rajamannar said. “She is a top strategic leader with a track record of delivering results across a number of global companies and industries. As we continue Mastercard’s extraordinary journey to lead towards a world beyond cash, rooted in innovation and delivering Priceless experiences to our customers around the world, Jennifer’s passion for our vision and strong business orientation will accelerate us on this path.”
Erickson commented, “Working with global, best-in-class corporate brands is a proud hallmark of my career. Mastercard’s commitment to financial inclusion, innovation and delivering impactful benefits to its customers, shareholders and the world around us is incredibly inspiring to me. I am proud to join the team and look forward to telling Mastercard’s story and helping to drive its growth.”
Erickson joined General Electric in 2013 and most recently served as chief communications officer, playing a pivotal role in leading the communications function while also protecting and enhancing the company's reputation through a period of significant transformation. Prior to GE, she spent more than 15 years at Motorola, serving as its chief communications officer and then as chief communications officer for Motorola Mobility, following Motorola’s split into two companies.
She earned a Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Roosevelt University.
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